Seda’s Light

Seda, a 25 year old nurse-midwife, is the only skilled birth attendant on staff in the maternity ward at Chakhaza Health Center in Dowa, Malawi. Only 1% of the rural population in Malawi is linked to the national electricity grid, and Seda, like many health care workers, struggles without power to make sure pregnant women can deliver safely, often times in the dark. Every Mother Counts partnered with We Care Solar to provide Chakhaza and 39 other rural health facilities in Malawi with solar powered 24/7 electricity.